Dr. Josh Levy, an expert in the History of Science and Technology at the Library of Congress, will speak at a solar eclipse party hosted by Westminster College. The event will take place on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 pm in the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall located within the Hoyt Science Center. During his presentation, Levy will delve into the historical significance of solar eclipse expeditions and highlight “From Pemmican to Palembang: The Library of Congress Eclipse Expedition Collections.”

Levy’s talk will focus on manuscripts from three different eclipses: the 1860 eclipse in northern Saskatchewan, the 1889 eclipse in coastal Angola, and the 1926 eclipse in Sumatra. He will explore how each expedition was intertwined with imperial networks and illuminate the relationship between science and empire, as well as human interactions that contributed to scientific knowledge. With his Ph.D. in contemporary US history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, Levy will bring valuable insights to his lecture.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, with a reception following where attendees can enjoy light refreshments. The Department of History at Westminster College collaborated with the Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement to host this enlightening event.

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